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343 Industries Has the Next Ten Years of Halo Mapped Out

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According to 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, the continuing story of Halo is mapped out for the next decade. 

Apparently, while the plot points for later games are loose in order to accommodate improvements in technology, 343 have a clear vision of how the series will evolve.

“Story is funny because I’ve been thinking about where the Halo story goes for ten years. And even as a fan, I wonder, ‘what’s gonna happen next?’,” said O’Connor.

“We have things mapped out pretty far, probably about ten years, but they’re pretty vague, they’re big plot points. We think that X wlll happen, we think Y will happen, we think they should go visit Z. There’s a danger that you’ll get granular in your planning because if this was a novel, you could just write an end. But it’s not a novel.

“New technology appears and give you new opportunities, pieces of the sandbox end up being less or more popular than you might have expected. And so the constant shift in reality, never mind the technology of the gameplay content, should be the thing that defines your gameplay universe.”

Halo 4 hits on November 6 worldwide, while the rest of the Reclaimer Trilogy looks set to appear on the Xbox 360’s successor. We’re saying this a lot at the moment, but expect more at E3.

[via Game Informer]


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US November 06, 2012

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